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Offline Villi

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Disabling SRAM on the Mega Everdrive Pro
« on: September 06, 2020, 12:58 AM »
There is a game called puggsy on the genesis that employs a unique anti piracy method where it will try and save to sram, which the original cartridge lacked. If it saves successfully to the sram the game will eventually freeze up with a message as seen here https://imgur.com/a/bBvwsc8 and as seen in the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4T7clIgqaE&frags=pl%2Cwn&ab_channel=DABoredman.

This was an issue with emulators too, which they fixed by adding the option to disable SRAM. Can we have this option in a future firmware update?

Offline Adrian Gauna

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Re: Disabling SRAM on the Mega Everdrive Pro
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2020, 01:01 PM »
Someone on romhacking.net made an SRAM disabler fix patch for this game a few years ago, so downloading and patching the patch is your best answer with this game. The patch is in XDelta format, just patch it to the ROM and it should behave just like an original cartridge.

I downloaded and patched it on my Mega EverDrive X 7, it still creates a save file but I think the game doesn't bother checking the SRAM and continues like an original cartridge. I don't know for sure as I haven't really played this game and don't care enough for it to play to the end of level 5 but if you download the patch yourself maybe you can verify since you're the one that raised the issue. Sorry but it's a frustrating game that I have little patience for, I might have to use Game Genie cheats for this one.

https://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=24948.0

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Re: Disabling SRAM on the Mega Everdrive Pro
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2020, 01:30 PM »
I can confirm the patch works. I just tried the game with a password that unlocks all the levels in the game. I tried the password with both ROMS, the SRAM disabler patch ROM and the other without, only the SRAM disabler ROM worked while the non- SRAM disabler patch ROM gave me a creepy message about telling me to buy a real copy of the game just to see all the levels.

There's your fix, have a nice day.